Meet the faculty

All faculty for the Touchstone program are active leaders in the organizational, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and are experienced Center for Courage & Renewal facilitators.

Greg Eaton

Greg Eaton

Greg Eaton is the Touchstone Program Director. He is also Founder and Principal of Eaton and Associates and has decades of experience working with leadership development, change processes and organizational systems in three sectors: university administration, church/not for profit and business.

For 12 years, Greg served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Meeting Group, Inc., a corporate meeting planning and global incentive program company. He was also the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Trade-Winds Management Group, LTD based in Waikoloa, Hawaii. His work in academia focused on administration and included counseling and course instruction.

He has been a facilitator for the Center for Courage & Renewal since 2007. He received his certification as a coach through Integral Coaching Canada. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and currently serves on Garrett’s Board of Trustees.

Rachel Boechler

Rachel Boechler, Ph.D.

Rachel Boechler is the principal for OnPurpose Consulting, focusing on the development of purpose-driven leadership and organizations in schools, non-profit organizations and businesses.

As a past board member and current facilitator for the Center for Courage & Renewal, Rachel develops and facilitates retreats for leaders at the local and national levels. Rachel is also an Associate Professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, teaching and coordinating the coaching program for the MBA in Education Leadership Program.

Rachel spent five years as the Chief Operating Officer for CPS Human Resource Services, a California based nationwide HR consulting firm for the public and non-profit sectors. Rachel has over twenty-five years of experience in public education in a variety of roles ranging from teacher to Superintendent. She has also served as Chairperson and Assistant Professor at Cardinal Stritch University in the College of Education & Leadership.

Rachel’s professional interests revolve around transformational leadership, with a focus on the “inner life” of both leaders and organizations.

Barbara Hummel

Barbara Hummel

Barbara Hummel works with executives to become more effective and authentic in their leadership and collaboration efforts. The consistent thread to her professional background is in seeing possibilities: growing organizations from ideas, adapting approaches to meet needs, bringing in new perspectives.

She has had her consulting practice since 1997, working with a diverse client base bridging all sectors. The decade prior she helped develop and directed MAQIN, a quality improvement network of nearly 300 businesses and organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, that received international attention.

She has been affiliated with the Center for Courage & Renewal since 1999, serving on its Board of Directors from 2009-2015. She has co-facilitated Courage offerings in the Midwest since 2002.

Barb has a master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison University.

Cliff Penwell

Cliff Penwell

Cliff Penwell, principal of OriginalVoice Consulting, LLC, and senior consultant with Dialogos International, has over 30 years of experience as a master facilitator, retreat leader, consultant, coach and leadership trainer.

For the past 15 years, he has specialized in facilitating change processes and offering leadership training in diverse environments ranging from Fortune 100 companies to global aid initiatives to nonprofit organizations. He has guided thousands of executives in dialogue sessions, leadership trainings, facilitator workshops strategic planning and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Cliff bases his practice — and his life's work — on his ability to create contexts that are both safe enough to speak the truth and honest enough that outmoded habits of action can be transformed. He travels widely, offering large-systems organizational interventions, coaching, and leadership development. He is a founding facilitator of the Center for Courage & Renewal’s Courage to Lead for Social Impact program. He also is a board member of the Right Use of Power Institute, dedicated to helping people and organizations build power in ways that benefit all.